Information about current or future non-invasive ventilation use by ambulance crews

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Martin Antoszczak

Dear North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

My name is Martin, I am a second year student paramedic currently investigating the use of non-invasive ventilation in UK ambulance services as part of one of my assignments. I would like to request the following information:

1. Is there any region within NWAS currently where ambulance crews* have access to non-invasive ventilation machines in the form of CPAP or Bi-PAP?

2. Is there any region within NWAS where there are plans to introduce non-invasive ventilation machines in the form of CPAP or Bi-PAP in the foreseeable future for use by ambulance crews*?

* Where ambulance crews refers to vehicles which are either paramedic-led or technician-led and responding to 999 calls.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Antoszczak

FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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[1]North West Ambulance Service - NHS Trust

 

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terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

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Sarah Whittle, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Tel: 01204 498374
Email: mailto:[email address]

Hi Martin

Please see below in response to your FOI request:

1. Is there any region within NWAS currently where ambulance crews* have access to non-invasive ventilation machines in the form of CPAP or Bi-PAP?

NO

2. Is there any region within NWAS where there are plans to introduce non-invasive ventilation machines in the form of CPAP or Bi-PAP in the foreseeable future for use by ambulance crews*?

NO

I hope this information is of use.

Kind regards
Sarah

Sarah Whittle
Freedom of Information
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Headquarters, Ladybridge Hall, 399 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5DD
01204 498306
[email address]
www.nwas.nhs.uk

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